September 08 2021 – Jennifer Peets
No matter the season, a body scrub should be a staple in your weekly bathing regimen. The main benefit of a body scrub is they are good for you because they exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. This promotes clearer and softer skin.
Why is this important?
- As we age, skin cells don’t reproduce as quickly as they used to so skin will start feeling drier. A good sugar scrub will aid in removing the old cells allowing new ones to generate.
- It helps smooth skin.
- Minimizes the appearance of large pores.
- Your moisturizer will work better.
Is it necessary?
Yes! Regular exfoliation (1 - 2 times a week) can help unclog pores. Clogged pores block moisture which leaves you with a unnecessary dead skin cell buildup.
Ok, but why sugar and not salt?
No need to add salt to an injury and this is why we use sugar. The particles in sugar are softer, smaller, and much more less abrasive than salt. This is also makes it a better exfoliant for sensitive skin avoiding the tiny tearing that salt can cause when used in a scrub.
Thanks. I’m scrubbed. Now what?
Now you have soft, glowing skin.
When should I NOT use a body scrub?
IF YOU HAVE A RASH, SKIN IRRITATION,OR A SUNBURN - don’t even look at a sugar scrub. Let your skin heal. A great, mild soap followed by a light moisturizer will help you recover.